• Short Summary

    Instructional film - champion woman tennis player Dorothy Round shows us her technique.

  • Description

    Title reads: "How I Play Tennis" "By the World-famous Tennis Player - Miss Dorothy Round".

    Dorothy Round - winner of Ladies Singles Championship at Wimbledon in 1934 and other competitions shows us her tennis techniques.

    She speaks to camera with her thoughts on the game. Crowds at Wimbledon. Queen Mary and King George V at Wimbledon. Score board for match between Helen Jacobs and Dorothy Round. They play and we see them shaking hands and leaving court together with their arms around each other. Training through skipping. Service technique. We see her serve in slow motion. The film is frozen at various points in the serve. This is compared to a slow motion tee off in golf.

    The position of Dorothy's feet during a serve is highlighted. C/U of grip on racket. Being on her toes is compared to how a boxer's feet move. Dorothy's swing is shown in slow motion. We see all these elements put together as Dorothy plays a game.

    See parts 2 & 3.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1643.05
    Media URN:
    70797
    Group:
    Documentaries
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1936
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:06:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:38:30:00 / 01:44:59:00
    Canister:
    DOCS

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